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    • Kat121
    • By Kat121 13th Apr 18, 11:54 AM
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    Too high gas consumption
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    • 13th Apr 18, 11:54 AM
    Too high gas consumption 13th Apr 18 at 11:54 AM
    Weíve moved in new home few weeks ago. Right after we had a gas meter replaced because there was some problem with pressure. When I checked the meter 6 weeks after there was about 600m3 used. Itís a 3 bedroom house, 2 adults, 3 children. The temperature sensor is set on 17 degrees. 3 people take a shower, 2 kids take a bath together, we have a gas cooker and use it for cooking. There was gas certificate done on January. Iíve asked Scottish Power to replace a meter and after itís 3 m3/2 days, but weíve switched off the heating completely. Isnít that a bit too high? Maybe thereís some boiler problem? Iíd really appreciate any advice.
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    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 13th Apr 18, 12:13 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 12:13 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 12:13 PM
    Not really high - 400 m3 a month in a very cold winter about £110.
    Never pay on an estimated bill
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 13th Apr 18, 12:59 PM
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    Blackbeard of Perranporth
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    • 13th Apr 18, 12:59 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 12:59 PM
    My six week equivalent on gas I used 242 m3 2Feb through 14th March. (2,687kWh)

    3 bed house two adults. Timed thermostat. heating set at 19C when occupied, 12 when not and 14 overnight!
    Water heated for 40 minutes twice a day.
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    • dogshome
    • By dogshome 13th Apr 18, 5:42 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 5:42 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 5:42 PM
    A Metric meter read of 600 means a consumption of 6,700 Kwh - As Ofgem's average ANNUAL figure for a family home such as the OP has described is 12,000 Kwh, something isn't right to use 6700 in a few weeks.

    When a meter is changed, the change crew leave a label on the new meter showing the date of change and the meters reading - NOT ALL 'NEW' Meters are in fact brand NEW and read Zero.
    The OP needs to check the label on the new meter
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